I recently came across a blog called “An Introverts Guide to Job Hunting” on Glass Door.
Several years ago, I recall sitting in the audience at one of Deutsche Bank’s Women on Wall Street annual conferences and listening to Sarah Cain, author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that can’t Stop Talking.” She started her presentation, which can also be seen on TedTalk, by telling a story about being the only girl to bring a suitcase of books to her first summer camp experience. She was surprised that all the girls didn’t do the same, instead they were expected to participate in activities solely aimed at those who are extroverted.
This does translate into the modern work environment, including interviewing. Introverts excel at thoughtful, well considered communication and gain energy in the quiet times. The author of this blog has given 5 tips for the introvert as they search for the ideal position. As Sarah Cain mentions in her TedTalk, 1 out of every 2 or 3 people is an introvert. Chances are good that you’ll run into fellow introverts as you interview and they’ll appreciate you being true to yourself in the process.